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mixmastergaz's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by mixmastergaz

I was re-reading part of TGD last night in preparation for a class I'm teaching today.

I came across Richard's reply to a letter he recieved from a woman who had suffered religious abuse in the form of mental torture about hell. One part of Richard's reply seems relevant. He said something to the effect that part of the reason some people place such undue emphasis on the torments of hell is because the existence of hell is so obviously implausible that it needs to be exaggerated in order to have any persuasive force. If those people in Pakistan who are threatened by this victimless 'crime' were confident in their Islamic faith then they would have no need of a blasphemy law.

Methinks the ladies doth protest too much.

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:14:16 UTC | #598000